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There are 3 ways to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island by bus, ferry or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry via Stop A Akoranga Bus Station  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Stop B International Terminal to Stop C Akoranga Bus Station Sky
  2. Take the ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 4 to Orapiu
  3. Take the ferry from Orapiu to Rotoroa

$33 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Stop B International Terminal to Customs St East opp Fort Lane Sky
  2. Take the ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 4 to Orapiu
  3. Take the ferry from Orapiu to Rotoroa

$31 - $56

1 alternative option

Shuttle  •  51m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Auckland Airport to Rotoroa Island

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island is to bus and ferry which costs $45 - $85 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island is to shuttle which costs $95 - $140 and takes 51m.

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The distance between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Rotoroa Island is 42 km.

The best way to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4h 4m and costs $50 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island, including transfers.

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There are 212+ hotels available in Rotoroa Island. Prices start at $150 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island.
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  • Distance: 26.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

What companies run services between Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand and Rotoroa Island, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island. However, you can take the bus to Stop A Akoranga Bus Station, take the bus to Lower Albert St near Quay St, take the walk to Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 4, take the ferry to Orapiu, then take the ferry to Rotoroa. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Rotoroa Island via Customs St East opp Fort Lane, Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 4, and Orapiu in around 4h 20m.

Bus operators
SkyBus
Phone
+64 800 759 287
Email
info@skybus.co.nz
Website
skybus.co.nz
Bus from Stop B International Terminal to Stop C Akoranga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Website
SkyBus
Bus from Stop B International Terminal to Customs St East opp Fort Lane
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Website
SkyBus
Ferry operators
Fullers Ferries
Phone
+64 9 367 9111
Email
enquiries@fullers.co.nz
Website
fullers.co.nz
Ferry from Downtown Ferry Terminal Pier 4 to Orapiu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
fullers.co.nz
Book at
fullers.co.nz
Ferry from Orapiu to Rotoroa
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $22
Schedules at
fullers.co.nz
Book at
fullers.co.nz
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Auckland Airport to Rotoroa Island
Estimated price
$60 - $90

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